Winners Chosen from Curated Product Displays at Summer 2018 Market –


NEW YORK, NY. — August 15, 2018 — NY NOW®, the Market for
Home, Lifestyle + Gift
, is excited to announce the winners of its
semi-annual Eco Choice Awards as well as the recipient for the Best Exclusive
Launch Award. The winners were selected from the sustainability: design
for a better world®
and destination:new product displays,

“NY NOW’s product displays are a must-see for buyers because they showcase
areas of increasing interest and importance – new launches and eco-friendly
products,” said Randi Mohr, Emerald Expositions Vice President and NY NOW
Director. “We’re delighted to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of this
Market’s Eco Choice and Best Exclusive Launch Award winners and look forward to
seeing the incredible products they plan to unveil next season!”

NY NOW’s Eco Choice Awards
NY NOW’s sustainability: design for a better world®
product display attracted submissions from all three collections – HOME,
LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – of the expansive summer 2018 market and each entry
underwent a rigorous qualifying process before being selected for inclusion in
the curated product display. All participating products in the display were
eligible for the Eco Choice Awards program. The winners are:


  • Most Innovative: Brackish (Personal
    Accessories, Booth #8100) for its Original Feather Bow Ties.
  • Most Sensitive Use of
    Creations (Handmade® Global Design, Booth #248) for its Fair Trade
    Recycled Paper Greeting Card – Hey Boo.
  • Most Sellable: Lotus Love Beauty (Personal
    Care + Wellness, Booth #8012) for its {Satya} Lavender & White Sage

Entries were evaluated onsite at NY NOW earlier this week by
retail and industry expert Susan Tucker of BYDYZNE Consulting. The winning
products will remain on display within NY NOW’s sustainability: design
for a better world®
exhibit throughout the duration of the
Market; each product is showcased alongside details about their provenance and
production process. These “back-stories” highlight the green elements of the
production process such as the use of renewable or alternative sources of
energy in production, including wind, sun, and alternative fuels.

NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award
Additionally, NY NOW announced today the winner of its “Best Exclusive Launch”
Award. This honor recognizes a standout product that is making its official
debut exclusively at the summer 2018 market and was selected as part of the
destination:new product display. The winner is:


  • Best Exclusive Launch: Rattan Back Pack from Borneo
    from The Winding Road (Booth #132)

All entries were
judged by a panels of industry experts and members of the media including Paula
Flynn of The Shopkeepers; Will Price of Gear Patrol; and Kana Sugamori of OK!

For images of the Eco Choice Award and Best Exclusive Launch Award winners,
please click




About NY NOW
The summer 2018 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home,
Lifestyle + Gift
, takes place August 12-15, 2018 at New York City’s Jacob
K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections –
HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass tens of thousands of products in
hundreds of product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and nearly 70
countries worldwide are expected.

NY NOW is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of
business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently
operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face
events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and
exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

More information about NY NOW can be found at



  • Press Registration @ NY NOW has
    an exciting new spot!

    For the summer 2018 market, Press Registration is located on Level 3
    just underneath the River Pavilion Mezzanine.
    Once you have your
    credentials in hand, we invite you to visit our Press Center, which will
    be situated in the middle of the action, directly on the market floor at
    the rear of the 2100 aisle on Level 3! 
  • The official name of the market
    is “NY NOW.” Please do not use “NY Now,” “NYNow,” “New York Now,” “the NY
    Gift Show” or the “NY Gift Fair” to refer to the market.
  • Javits North will continue to
    be under renovation during the summer 2018 market and as a result, the
    Handmade® Designer Maker section will once again be located on
    Level 3.
  • The entirety of NY NOW’s summer
    2018 market – including the Handmade® Global Design section
    located in the River Pavilion – opened at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12,
    2018 and will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. No sections are open
    on Saturday.

NY NOW has a new logo. If you need a high-res
version for your coverage, please contact us at

Jennifer (Samuels) Polonsky
Coyne PR for NY NOW